AN OLD converted bus will be the setting for a Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party.

Karen Kemp, of Melbourne, York, is organising the event at Monks Cross Shopping Centre on Wednesday August 6 to help fund vital extra hours of Marie Curie nursing care for terminally ill people.

Her son Ollie renovated an old bus into accommodation which was featured on the TV programme ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’, and shoppers will be invited to visit it for a brew.

Natalie Atherley, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie said: “I popped down to see the bus today and Ollie has done such a fantastic job of transforming it. It will definitely be recognisable when it is parked at Monks Cross with Karen serving tea and cakes. We want to invite all of the shoppers to visit the bus for a brew and to offer a donation to Marie Curie.”

Katherine Sharp, centre manager at Monks Cross Shopping, said: "We are looking forward to having a tea party at Monks Cross and helping to raise money for Marie Curie. We'll definitely be joining them for a cuppa."

Marie Curie Nurses provide free care and emotional support to people with all terminal illnesses. They work through the night, providing specialist one-to-one care that patients need if they want to spend their last few days at home.